/ Poles and Russians -- love-hate relationship?
I have been wondering about this question, and this seems a good way to ask number of Poles at the same time.
How would you say that do (or do not) Polish people in general feel _some_ similarity in cultural way with Russian people (in different way than you do feel similarity with some Western peoples)?
I ask this because of my interest towards ex-Eastern Europe, and cause I have notices similarities in manners and daily/social culture of Polish and Russian people (for examples: the old habit of hand-kissing of women for hello, everyone is given nicknames (po polsku: Maciej->Maciek, po rosku: Alexandr->Sasha etc. etc.), people celebrate the day of their firstnames (imieny?) in both countries, also in language there is lot of similarities (but maybe this is another subject as I have understood that the Slavic language families are the most closest to each other).
In this post I don't want to go to the conflict side (at least not at the beginning).
So please tell me what do you think. Prosze.